Saturday, April 29, 2017

Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition 2017

From Cartoon Gallery.

Last year's winning cartoon by Marco de Angelis

The deadline for entering this year's contest is May 5.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index

From Reporters Without Borders.

The new RSF report is bleak. It seems that every year, the situation of journalism keeps getting worse, under pressure from conflict, counter terrorism legislation, state control, intelligence relations.

Egypt managed to tumble down in the lowest of the low, worse than Iraq or South Sudan. Two member states of the Council of Europe - Turkey and Russia - are in the bottom 20.

The full report here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Guy Delisle on tour for "Hostage"

From Facebook.

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spitting Image set to return to TV

From the Daily Mail.

The programme's creators Roger Law, pictured left, and Peter Fluck, pictured right, are seen among a selection of their puppets.

Spitting Image is set to return to TV screens as it is remade for an American audience by the network behind Game of Thrones.

Programme maker HBO has US president Donald Trump in its sights - with an insider saying there 'has never been more material for political satirists'.

Monday, April 24, 2017

50 years of Aislin

Every Monday in 2017, the Montreal Gazette features an Aislin cartoon drawn over the past 50 years, with a backstory for each.

This caricature of Mordecai Richler was down in the early seventies.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Elections in France

France votes today in the first round of its' presidential election. The final round will take place on May 7th.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raeside's second compilation of "The Other Coast" comic strip.

Cathryn Atkinson in Pique News Magazine.

Cartoonist Adrian Raeside is a great person to have lunch with on St. Patrick's Day.

Two Guinnesses into it and the craic and laughter are flowing. Listening to the tape now, there is definitely an interview in there somewhere.